Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (Sept. 14 – 20)

Summer festivals and one more mega-show at Gillette Stadium highlight “Six Picks” this weekend. Check out our selections for some of the best music around in New England.

Guess Who and Starship at Twin River Saturday (Lincoln)

A double bill Saturday night at Twin River brings a pair of classic rock bands to town. The Guess Who and Starship featuring Micky Thomas will be in the house at the Casino. With iconic hits like Starship’s “We Built This City,” and Guess Who’s classics “These Eyes,” and “American Woman” and you’ve got yourself a rock show. A few tickets remain – details here.

Ed Sheeran at Gillette Stadium Fri. and Sat. (Foxboro, MA)

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Ed Sheeran will be in Foxboro Friday and Saturday for the final concerts of the season at Gillette Stadium. He first played Gillette in 2013 as an opener for Taylor Swift, and has returned several times since as a headliner. Openers include Northern Irish rockers Snow Patrol and rising British pop singer Anne-Marie. The show is officially sold out – keep an eye out for last minute tickets. Music starts at 7PM.

RI Music and Arts Festival Fri. and Sat at India Point Park (Providence)

Another new music festival celebrates the end of summer this weekend. Starting Friday, check out the RI Music and Arts Festival at India Point Park in Providence. The music ranges from rock to alternative to folk with nationally touring and local artists including Say Darling, The Mallet Brothers Band and Ryan Montbleu. Check out the complete lineup and further details here.

Local Show of the Week: Wakefield Music Festival Saturday (Wakefield)

The streets of South County come alive Saturday with music and more for the Wakefield Music Festival. Head to Main Street in Wakefield for a day of music, food, drink and fundraising for local children’s music programs. Bands include The Copacetics, Muddy Ruckus and Nate Cozzolino and the Lost Arts among others. Music starts at 2PM.

Debra Mann at the Narrows Center Sunday (Fall River)

We spoke to jazz musician Debra Mann earlier this week about her Joni Mitchell show Sunday at the Narrows Center. She explained that the show is more of a tribute than a cover show, featuring jazzed up interpretations of some of Joni’s classics … and a few lesser known gems. Music starts at 7PM Sunday at the Narrows Center. Details here.

National Reserve at Askew Thursday (Providence)

Askew in Providence continues to present an impressive blend of local and national touring bands with Thursday being no exception as they welcome three bands guaranteed to knock your socks off. Watch The National Reserve, The Z-Boys and Elijah Ocean tear the room apart Thursday night. Music starts after 8PM. Details here.